3D Modeling Workshop with Michael Rees3D Modeling Workshop with Michael Reeshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/181481Stokes 205 ITC Instr Tech Ctr2011-09-26T13:00:002011-09-26T16:00:00
September 26,2011 1:00PM–4:00PM
Stokes 205 ITC Instr Tech Ctr
Led by artist Michael Rees, this three hour workshop will introduce members of the Haverford community to all things 3D in digital media.
screen capture from Michael Rees' Sculptural User Interface
3D Modeling Workshop with Michael Rees
Date, time, and Location Monday, September 26th, 1pm to 4pm Instructional Technology Center, Stokes 205
Led by artist Michael Rees, this three hour workshop will introduce members of the Haverford community to all things 3D in digital media. Those interested in computer science, 3D modeling, sculpture, and contemporary art are encouraged to apply for this limited enrollment workshop by contacting John Muse.
Held in conjunction with Markus Baenziger’s exhibition at Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Field Guide, this software practicum will explore different strategies for 3D modeling using free programs such as Wings 3D, Sculptris, MeshMixer, and Sketchup. We will address the input, processing, and output of 3D information, including 3D scanning, export strategies for manual and automatic manufacture from 3D printing, and automated carving. Although we will briefly touch on some of the conceptual antecedents for digital media in sculpture, we will focus primarily on how to get started using these tools.
Participants can expect to get their hands into a 3D model, push around some polygons, and create works of their own. A model will be provided that borrows an element from Baenziger's exhibition of cast and carved forms. We will then alter, paint, and play with this model using the aforementioned software. Participants will experience working in a 3D space, tackling some of the conceptual issues of Baenziger's show.
Artist Michael Rees works at the intersection of biology, linguistics, technology and utilizes performance, animation, video, installation, sculptural objects, computer software programs, and interactivity. He pioneered the use of digital media in sculpture and animation making some of the first computer fabricated sculptures. He invented and developed the Sculptural User Interface, software that is a language-to-form synthesizer.
In 2009 Rees opened Putto 4 over 4 sculpture and animation at the Zentrum fur Medien Kunst (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. He also opened Model Behavior, a one person show of sculpture and photographs, at the Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston, Texas. In 2008 Rees won a Rockefeller Renew Media Grant for the project Social Object sculpture and software. He exhibited Converge: Ghraib Bag at The Fields Sculpture Park at Art Omi, Ghent, New York. He has been written about widely, appearing in numerous survey books concerning digital art, genetics and art, and contemporary conceptual art. Rees’ one person shows have been reviewed in the New York Times, Art In America, Flash Art, Tema Celeste, New York Arts, Sculpture Magazine, and World Art.
He has shown at the Whitney Museum in the 1995 Biennial and again in 2001 in the exhibition BitStreams. His work has been exhibited in New York galleries and is held in private and public collections including the Whitney. It has also been exhibited in Museums and Galleries in the United States and Germany, Turkey, and Spain.
Grants and awards have included a Rockefeller Renew Media Grant, A Creative Capital Grant, a New Jersey State Council Grant, a National Endowment of the Arts Grant, and a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst grant for Study in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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